Thank you , , , and all the many people who made yesterday's Whittington Course such an success. Raising aspiration through 'behind the scenes' visits in London's financial district. Report and pics at


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8 shortlisted to find the best secondary school in the UK & we’re thrilled to be sponsors! Congratulations


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So proud of my school and the tireless hard work that the staff put in to make a genuinely positive difference to students’ lives! 🙌🙌


Absolutely delighted to be shortlisted! This is thanks to the hard work from students, staff and parents that support our school. 🤗


We're extremely proud of Judith, Year 7, who won a Literacy Award recently for her entry on the book 'Ruby Tanya'. Judith was presented with her award at Bexley Civic Office in an awards ceremony. Well done, Judith! Read more


8 out of 10 of our chicks have hatched so far and we can’t wait to handle them. Don’t forget to buy your raffle tickets from the office for a chance to name them!


Happy Hatching Day to our first two chicks! Remember to buy a raffle ticket to win a chance to name them! Mr Shephard wants to call one ‘Piri Piri’ but we’re sure you can be more creative!


Our eggs have arrived - we can’t wait to see them hatch!


Really proud of Judith for being chosen as runner-up in the Literacy Awards for her piece inspired by reading Ruby Tanya. Congratulations! Thanks to for organising our entries.


Glad to see others enjoying our Art Gallery space! Thanks to the art team for putting lots of work into updating and maintaining our gallery.


Look at those crowds!! Not that our students were keen to throw wet sponges at members of the Senior Leadership Team... Follow the line to donate to Mr Wheatley’s marathon fund


First day back and year 11 are already stuck into a waking talking mock for English!


Our year 12s spent Wednesday evening exploring their future options


Exciting scenes at our Knowledge Maestro competition today. Congratulations to the Enterprise and World Studies hubs for being victorious!


Our Sixth Form is proud to announce its first cohort of students, who will complete their Bronze Awards by the end of the Summer Term. Find out more at


From Rudolf Hess to Lady Jane Grey. Year 5 have been learning about famous prisoners in the . This lovely writing is by Debbie. Great drawing too. Loads more great learning for our primary phase students at


In Reception Class this week we have been focusing on our topic . Ilyas is writing a list of picnic food he needs to take to the moon. Vital! And Renee is writing 'rocket sentences' in speech bubbles. Loads more at


About to board the mini bus to make our way to the Cory Riverside Energy planet where London’s waste is processed!


Hi from has come in to help us learn about the 3Rs!


Year 10 enjoying a production by today - always a delight to welcome people in!

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Posted on March 14th 2019

Book Fair Comes to School, 14-21 March

Book Fair 3It's Book Fair Week for secondary students at Harris Garrard Academy from 14-21 March - with our own bookshop in the foyer by the library at lunchtime.

Students will have the opportunity to look through bookcases containing over 200 of the newest and best books from over sixty publishers. 

With books starting from only £2.99, plus exclusive titles that you won’t see in the shops or at any other fairs, there’s something for everyone!

Scholastic has provided cases full of new, popular books, as well as the classics which schools can sell, to bring a book shop into the heart of the school so that children can browse.

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At HGA, we often hold a Book Fair around World Book Day to try and gain maximum momentum leading up to the fair. It's all about getting children talking about books! They compare what they bought at the Book Fair and create their own book clubs too.

The academy also gets a percentage of the taking which we use to buy books for the school. Last year the target for the Primary Phase target was £600, and thanks to all the parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents who have taken the time to come to the Book Fair, we smashed our target.

Book Fair 2What students say last year...

"It’s so cool to have a book shop at school. Can we have another one?"

What staff said...

"There’s a real buzz around the classroom. My children love reading but this has made them really excited. They’re comparing blurbs and authors all on their own."

Come along and see for yourself, 14-21 March 2019.